PHP as a template engine

by Theditor on Jun.30, 2010, under General News

Believe it or not, PHP is a template engine. It allows you to mix HTML and PHP into a file and makes it very easy for a programmer to create dynamic pages. However, one excuse that I’ve heard from would-be programmers shunning away from PHP is that they don’t like to mix programming code with HTML code in 1 file. They prefer to keep code in 1 file and HTML in separate file.

Have no fear, here is my simple guide on how to build your own basic template system using PHP.
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Color theory for web designing

by Theditor on Jan.29, 2010, under General News

Ever wonder why companies use certain colors for their site? Is it just happenstance or does the colors have a deeper meaning to it. Take this site for instance. Websolsys.com is primarily white with blue accents. The white gives the site a clean look while the blue represents calmness and responsibility. This gives Websolsys Solutions a professional feeling and comes across as stable and reliable. Red and light yellow is used in contrast to draw the reader’s attention to action areas of the page.

This brings me to ask… how do you want your website to represent your company? more…

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11 reasons your company needs Facebook

by Theditor on Jan.14, 2010, under General News

Facebook is here and it’s been around since 2003. It’s home to 350 million users globally. If it was a country, it would have more citizens than the United States of America. So why is your company still not using Facebook? With demographics of this propotion, it would be good business sense to take advantage of this service. Best of all, it won’t cost you a dime. That’s right, Facebook is free. Still not convinced? Here are 11 reasons why your business need Facebook courtesy of socialmediaexaminer.com. Click here to read the article

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Website performance

by Theditor on Jan.07, 2010, under General News

Imagine this, your new site is up and everything is new. You’ve meticulously researched web hosting companies and found one that offered the best performance your budget would allow you to have. Network connection is fast and you’re very happy with the setup.

So why is your webpage still taking so long to load?

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Twitter hacked

by Theditor on Dec.18, 2009, under General News

I just finished reading an article on TechCrunch about this. Apparently, Twitter has been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army. This is a developing story. According to TechCrunch, there is a bit of history between Twitter and Iran. During the Iranian elections, Twitter’s services were used to as a tool in the Iranian election protests. Even Google briefly indexed the hacked page and displayed the information when someone searched for Twitter but it has long since been removed. more…

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Event Planning With Online Tools

by Theditor on Dec.14, 2009, under General News

Event planning is no longer confined to pencils, paper, calendars and invitation cards anymore. In the world of the Internet, there are plenty of tools to use to plan an event.  Mashable.com has a great list of tools that you can use to help plan an event. Check out their article Event Planning Online: 14 Essential Social Media Tools. Tools like Google Maps to Facebook to Doodle, you can plan and execute your entire event just by using these online tools. No paper involved, no trees hurt.

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The Tao of Tweeting

by Theditor on Dec.04, 2009, under General News

So you’ve just discovered tweeter. What a wonderful experience it is. You can reach out to all your friends with few clicks of a button. So… what now? What should you write? What is the proper etiquette?

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Protecting your computer from browser malware

by Theditor on Nov.23, 2009, under General News

When you visit sites that are not exactly legitimate, you may run the risk of downloading an unwanted program. Often, you could be tricked into thinking it’s a legitimate site (usually in a spam email or misspelled domain name) Once you’re on this site, their scripts will try to exploit the browser’s vulnerability in order to gain access to your computer. This can be very bad because if it is successful, you’ll be infected with malicious software that will cause a security breach in your computer.

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Useful Firefox add-ons

by Theditor on Nov.19, 2009, under Design, General News

I am a Firefox user. I have been a user since Firefox released version 2.0. One feature of Firefox that I’ve come to rely on a lot is the add-ons feature. Firefox allows users to extend the usability of their software by installing additional programs called add-ons. more…

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How to recognize scam emails

by Theditor on Nov.19, 2009, under General News

Scam and phishing emails are no joke. Being a victim of credit card fraud, I can attest that it can be quite unnerving. You start to wonder how they obtained your information, what did you do wrong, how could you prevent it in the future. Well, one thing I’ve learned is that scam emails are all too common and have gotten more and more sophisticated. I have, from time to time, done a double take on these emails. Some of them are really good, and quite authentic.

That’s why when I came across this page on CNET, I wanted to share it. It is a good guide on how to recognize a scam email.

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